MAC Mineralize Skinfinish - Stereo Rose

Thursday, 10 January 2013

I debated whether not to review this product as it's so hyped that I'm pretty sure everyone and their dog has heard of it by now. The product in question is MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Stereo Rose. It was recently re-released as part of the Apr├ęs Chic collection and I decided to make an impulse buy at the same time as I purchased my first MAC lipstick. I'd never tried a MAC MSF before, but I had heard great things and I was sucked in by the hype surrounding this particular shade, Stereo Rose.

The packaging is typical MAC - black and sophisticated. The compact is sturdy and practical, but I wish it contained a mirror so I could take it on the go. The formula of the product is lovely, it's soft and blendable and applies like a dream. It's really pigmented but you can build it up to a more intense shade, or apply lightly for a sheer flush of colour. I couldn't capture it well in a hand swatch, so I included a couple of photos where I am wearing this on my cheeks. In the first photo, I build up the colour to a more intense coral, and in the second I went for a more sheer flush. I find the colour really flattering for my skintone at least, but if you use too much then it can look a little like sunburn, as I heard someone recently describe it. I use this as a blush, but it doubles up as a highlighter as it contains lots of shimmer. I don't usually like shimmer in blushers, but I do really like this one. It seems to give my skin a healthy glow without looking like I've sprinkled glitter on my face.

These aren't cheap at £21.50 a go, but you do get a lot of product and because you have to use so little, I can see this lasting me quite a while! Unfortunately, Stereo Rose sold out within days so you won't find it online but your local MAC might have some left. Do I think this particular MSF is worth the hype? Yes. I had high expectations, but these were met by the gorgeous colour and formula. I can see myself getting a lot of wear out of this during summer, especially.

Did you manage to get Stereo Rose this time around, or have you tried it before? If not, what other MSF do you recommend? I want to collect them all now!


  1. This is so gorgeous! I think I'll have to make a purchase! ;) xxx

  2. Its really pretty! and summer perfect!
    hareem x

  3. Replies
    1. It is, I've used it every day since I got it! x

  4. I picked mine up when it launched last with Petticoat which is my all time favourite MSF and sadly discontinued and I think that may be part of the reason why I can't *love* it. I like it but I could live without it. x

  5. This looks so nice, actually looking at things on the MAC website just now, this might work it's way into my basket x

  6. I didn't manage to get it. I was too slow. Its so pretty & think its worth the hype and the price tag. I hope they release it again at some point

  7. This looks gorgeous on you! I love how it looks on everyone but i really dont think it'd suit me, i need to make some Mac purchases soon though, it's been too long!

    Zoe |

  8. Looks absolutely gorgeous! So gutted that it's sold out x

  9. I love MAC, but haven't actually tried any of their skinfinishes! May have to purchase one :) x

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  10. Absolutely love this product! It's so gorgeous and just looks amazing on you! So jealous that you managed to get your hands on it, they always sell out so quick :) lovely blog by the way, new follower! Xxxx



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